E-DOCA

Statements and recommendations about the collaboration between environmental design/planning specialists and crime experts are becoming more and more common nowadays in European countries. These statements and recommendations are based on assumptions regarding the inter-relationships between the physical environment and human behaviour. Hence urban planning has an impact on crime and fear of crime by influencing the conduct and attitudes of offenders and potential victims (and/or targets) of crime or victims of fear of crime.

Research and experiments (see the documents on this website) show that particular types of crime can be reduced by modifying the opportunity for crime in the built environment without displacement of crime taking place.

With your help we will present on this website of the European Designing Out Crime Association (E-DOCA) more and more useful links, resources, research, instruments and examples of old and new approaches of crime prevention through environmental design and designing out crime.

This website is designed and structured in such a way that we can accommodate documents, conference papers, articles, reports, manuals, references and bibliographies but also links to other useful and relevant websites as well as the latest information about national and international events (conferences, workshops, excursions).

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Below you will find the collection of all the english items in this website.

English items in this website (and some other languages)

Final Call for participation Final COST Conference Athens

Final Call for participation Final COST Conference Athens

Safer Cities: Final conference of EU COST action on Crime prevention through Environmental Design: Safer Cities Athens 23rd – 26th November 2016.

Sicheres Wohnen Schweiz

Sicheres Wohnen Schweiz

[2016] Ausgabe 'SKP Info' über das SKP-Projekt 'Sicheres Wohnen Schweiz'.

Top 10 CPTED Research

Top 10 CPTED Research

[2016} A core body of knowledge on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design or CPTED as it is coined into a term of art. There are many worthy article contribution candidates to consider and ...

German Congress on Crime Prevention 6+7 june 2016 Magdeburg

German Congress on Crime Prevention 6+7 june 2016 Magdeburg

The 10th Annual International Forum within the 21st German Congress on Crime Prevention will take place on the 6th and 7th of June 2016 in Magdeburg.

Personal safety in stations and trains

Personal safety in stations and trains

[2016] Summary of the study to the current status of eight measures approved in 2015 by the NS, the Ministries of Infrastructure and the Environment, of the Interior (BZK), and of Security and ...

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design in New South Wales

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design in New South Wales

[2016] Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) involves the manipulation of the built environment to reduce crime risks. The introduction of the Crime prevention and the assessment of ...

A Review of the Impact of Crime Risk Assessment Reports in New South Wales, Australia

A Review of the Impact of Crime Risk Assessment Reports in New South Wales, Australia

[2016] Crime risks assessment reports are prepared for some specific new proposed developments in New South Wales (NSW) , Australia. These assessments aim to identify crime risks and should ...

Final report on the evolving concept of security

Final report on the evolving concept of security

[2015] This final report of the EU EvoCS project (Evolving Concepts of Security in Europe) gives a summary of its most important research results in section 2. The methodology that was used is ...

Cities Safer by Design

Cities Safer by Design

[2015] Many of the world’s cities can become safer, healthier places by changing the design of their streets and communities. Where public streets have been designed to serve primarily or even ...

Paul van Soomeren at URBSEC afternoon seminar. September 30, Göteborg

Paul van Soomeren at URBSEC afternoon seminar. September 30, Göteborg

On Wednesday September 30, Paul van Soomeren will give the first seminar in the URBSEC fall seminar series.

A Review and Current Status of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)

A Review and Current Status of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)

[2015] This article reviews the current status of the concept of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED). It provides an overview of its history and origins and defines how it is ...

Copenhagen Summerschool 2015 August 22-30

Copenhagen Summerschool 2015 August 22-30

Copenhagen Summerschool Crime Prevention through Urban Design & Planning (CP-UDP) August 22-30 2015

2015 ICA Conference October 19-20, Canada

2015 ICA Conference October 19-20, Canada

Latest information about the 2015 ICA Conference: Inclusive places. Safe places. Favourite places.

The effect of reduced street lighting on road casualties and crime in England and Wales

The effect of reduced street lighting on road casualties and crime in England and Wales

[2015] This study found little evidence of harmful effects of street lighting adaptation strategies - switch off, part-night lighting, dimming, or changes to white light/LEDs - on road Safety ...

Positions open: National Centre for Crime Prevention Germany

Positions open: National Centre for Crime Prevention Germany

Applications from Foreign Countries are welcome.

Stockholm Prize in Criminology 2015

Stockholm Prize in Criminology 2015

Ron Clarke and Pat Mayhew received the 'Nobel Price' in Criminology 2015.

Crime Prevention Trough Urban Design and Planning in Denmark

Crime Prevention Trough Urban Design and Planning in Denmark

[2015] Presentation by Bo Grönlund about Denmark, at the Stockholm Criminology Symposium in June 2015.

2015 CPTED Conference October 19-20 2015: abstract dates extended!

2015 CPTED Conference October 19-20 2015: abstract dates extended!

Mark your calendars for the 2015 ICA International Conference October 19-20 2015! Our theme this year is: CPTED 2015 - Inclusive places. Safe places. Favourite places

Europeans’ Attitudes towards Security

Europeans’ Attitudes towards Security

[2015] The study - requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs - answers three questions: 1. How secure do European citizens feel? 2. What they regard ...